Aurora Cruiser, St.Petersburg, RussiaAurora Cruiser, St.Petersburg, Russia

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    As you say, this is a world famous ship!
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      Cool description Fritz. Any tips to add?
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One of the most famous warships in the world, just shooting one single blanks fire shot...

My experience, Explo description: 

Built in 1900, she took part in the war against Japan in 1905.

Then she came back in the Baltic Sea and participated in the first World War.

In 1917, the crew made an agreement with the Bolsheviks. On October 25th, at 9.40pm, a sing blank fired shot gave the signal for the attack of the Winter Palace, which was the beginning of the October revolution.

After the revolution, the Aurora Cruiser served as a shool training ship for the navy.

In 1941, during the siege of Leningrad, the guns were removed and then used to defend the city in the suburbs. The vessel was moored in the port of Lomonosov (Orianenbaum). It was bombed and sank on September 30th 1941.

It was restored after the war.

Have a look at the crew quarters, as well as at the cruiser history hall: in 1917, the ship was equiped with 14 152mm cannons, 4 76mm AA guns and 3 anti torpedos lauchers.

Speed: 19 knots/h.

How getting there: 

The cruiser is standing at the entrance of the Bolshaya Nevka, Petrogradskaïa naberezhnaya, 4 approximately 1km east from the Peter and Paul Fortress.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

10.30am to 16pm.

Closed Mondays and Fridays.

Visit duration: 

1/2h.

Entry fees: 

Free!